Monday, May 7, 2018

How to style joggers

Free People Havana muscle tank

Good morning (or afternoon or evening depending on when you read this....) and happy Monday! Hope everyone enjoyed their Cinco de Mayo or Derby Day, or whatever you had planned this weekend! We had some tacos and margaritas with friends Saturday evening and then went to the baseball game last night. The weather was perfect for both, so I definitely cannot complain! So nice to feel warmth on my skin again!! Let's get started with today's post.

Madewell "The Transport" tote
Outfit details--- Sunnies: Vince Camuto | Top: Free PeopleCami: CS Gems (similar) | Bag: Madewell "The Transport" tote | Bottoms: Athleta cropped "Soho" joggers | Shoes: Valentino "wraparound Rockstud" pump (budget options here and here---

A couple of weeks ago, I shared this jumpsuit with you here. I love the jumpsuit a lot and have been wanting to find a pair of black pants with the same shape, but just pants, not another jumpsuit. It's been quite a feat trying to find something so simple like this to fit my 5'-2" self!

Left: Original post here | Right: Original post here

I've owned two other pairs of joggers in the past as seen in the outfits/posts above. I liked them, but what you can't see in those photos is that I had the waistband folded over. Definitely not ideal, but if I didn't, the crotch would hang way too low in both pairs. And I wasn't a big fan of the length. I had been wanting them to have a little bit of a cropped length so that they didn't gather so much at the ankle and also make them a little bit more versatile with any kind of shoe. With the pairs above, I found it difficult to dress down with sneakers because there was so much fabric, sneakers made outfits look too bottom heavy.

Athleta Soho Cropped Joggers

I found this pair at Athleta and they really are everything I was looking for. I sized down to a 2 vs. my normal size 4 based on the reviews. I debated on whether to get petite or regular length, but since they didn't have any petite sizes in solid black, that made my decision for me! So, I'm wearing a 2 in the regular length and they still hit me just above my ankle where I had wanted. I am very happy with the length.

Dressing up jogger pants

The material is great, too! Super lightweight, almost silky feeling except they don't wrinkle, which is an added bonus! I worried about getting a thinner/dressier material for joggers because I hate worrying about wrinkles when I sit. These wear very well even with tons of sitting. Admittedly, they are a little pricier than I would have wanted to pay for a pair of joggers, but since they've been SO hard to find and they meet all of my criteria otherwise, I opted to bite the bullet and pay a bit more. These will be a great alternative to leggings in the warmer months - they style very similar to leggings, except even easier because you don't have to worry about having a top long enough to cover your bits. You can dress them up, dress them down, dress them wayyyy down. And did I mention how lightweight they are? You will love them, I promise.

How to style jogger pants
Outfit #1: Print top and heels
Outfit #3: Knotted top (option) and sandals (option, option)

With the original two pairs of joggers I owned, I only styled them with pointy toe pumps as a way to elongate my legs and offset all of the flowy material in the pants. This pair though pairs pretty seamlessly with any kind of shoe, again making them extra versatile. They're universally flattering regardless of the shoe. I thought I would take some photos with my Chucks and also with flat sandals so you can see that neither the silhouette nor outfit proportions are affected. So happy I was able to find exactly what I was looking for!!!

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  1. They look so good on you! That last outfit with the printed tee is my favourite :) I can see why you kept hunting until you found your perfect pair :)

    Thank you for the link up!

    Glad you had a nice weekend :) We went out for dinner on Friday and I caught up with a blogging friend on Saturday so it was a good weekend here! :)

    Away From The Blue Blog

  2. I love how you've styled these joggers Carylee!! You done a fab job - thanks for the inspiration xx

  3. I need to get a pair, they look so cute and comfortable!

  4. You've convinced me to try joggers since we are about the same height. Love your top and thanks for the link up Carylee!


  5. Fabulous styling! You look amazing. I have yet to figure out how to style joggers on me to look that good!


  6. Joggers seem so hard to style for me, but you do it so well! Thanks for hosting the linkup!

  7. These joggers are really cute! I love seeing the different outfit options for them, plus it's helpful to compare the fit with your previous pairs. These really are the most flattering and perfect length!
    Gina || On the Daily Express

  8. i so love a great jogger. I thing the tip is watch the material for the best fall

  9. I absolutely LOVE how you styled these joggers for work!

  10. Adorable joggers and I love your top!
    jess xx

  11. Yay! So glad you were able to find a pair that suits you! They look super cute and you're right, I like the length better!

    xo Jules

  12. Well I am oh so tempted to give these a try. They look so cute every way you styled them and I love an alternative to leggings for summer, especially for travel. So cute!

  13. Joggers are so cute and comfy, and I'm loving how you styled this pair!

    I hope you are having a great week so far!